Each family dreams of its own, at least a small, home outside the city. This is an opportunity to breathe fresh air, to do gardening, and a lot of other advantages have your own home. Therefore, it is worth considering the project of a 6 by 8 house with a terrace.
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This type of house is suitable for both permanent residence and a summer residence; a guest house of this size will also be appropriate. The peculiarities of such a house are that it can be built very quickly, while the costs will be small. The project can also be drawn up quite quickly, you just need to clearly determine which premises are required, and which ones you can refuse.
For the construction of such a compact house, you can invite specialists, but you can build it yourself. Such a dwelling is easier to maintain, repair, and utilities will not be too expensive either. A family of 4 can easily accommodate in such a house. And if you provide an attic floor, then the possibilities of such a house increase.
The disadvantages include only one nuance: a small space. But if you rationally place all the premises and think over in detail the arrangement of the house, you can create a completely comfortable territory for living.
A 6 by 8 house can be arranged in different ways. It all depends on the preferences of the owners. It can be with a terrace, a veranda, it can have 2 floors and be with a balcony. For a country house, 6X8 is also a very good size.
Before proceeding with the purchase of materials and construction, it is worth putting a drawing on paper and deciding where and what premises will be located. Despite the seemingly small area, the options can be very different.
Let's consider several typical projects
This option is often in demand when the house has 2 rooms (more often they function as bedrooms), a kitchen-living room, a bathroom and a vestibule. Such a room can accommodate a family of 2-4 people. One bedroom is for parents, the other is for children
For a family of 2 people, an option is suitable when there is a kitchen, living room, bedroom. There is room for the corridor and hallway
If you build a two-story house, its possibilities increase dramatically. In this case, there will be enough space on the ground floor to make a kitchen, living room, equip, for example, a study or a library. The second floor will be completely reserved for 3 bedrooms
Alternatively, you can limit yourself to 2 bedrooms on the second floor. The first one will house one more bedroom, kitchen, hall, bathroom. And even if such a layout does not provide for a living room, but you can equip a terrace for summer relaxation
These are the most common projects. But nothing prevents you from creating your own, which will be as convenient and simple as possible to implement.
A country house can be equipped so that there is always a place to store garden tools and tools. Do not forget about the kitchen with a place to relax. A small veranda will also come in handy.
In all considered options, you can equip a terrace, despite the fact that it may not be on the drawing. It can be added later. To do this, you just need to think over a simple foundation, supports, roof. The terrace can be open or closed.
The first option allows you to rest on it in the summer. The second, with sufficient insulation, will give a chance to enjoy your vacation in autumn and winter. When arranging a terrace, do not forget that it must correspond to the design of the style of the whole house.
The terrace can be of different types:
- occupy only a small part and combine with the porch;
- be located along one of the walls of the house and occupy a rather large area, from the terrace you can immediately get into the living room or the kitchen;
- the terrace can be located around the perimeter of the whole house.
Layout options with an attic
As for the attic, this is also a profitable option. On the one hand, the savings in building materials and maintenance are obvious, on the other hand, this is additional space. It is quite possible to equip upstairs bedrooms using the attic floor. One has only to take into account that this is an inferior second floor, which means that you need to carefully consider what kind of furniture will be located there, how to equip the windows so that natural light is always present. When arranging an attic, layout options can be as follows:
on the ground floor there is a kitchen-living room, a bathroom, one room, on the attic floor there are 2 small bedrooms
the first floor is reserved for 2 rooms, a compact kitchen, and on the second floor, there is one large room with an exit to the balcony, where you can enjoy the landscape on summer evenings
on the first floor there is a large living room with access to the terrace, a kitchen, a bathroom, and on the attic floor there is a bedroom
Any of the options is good, it all depends on the number of people living in the house and their needs.
One bedroom is enough for a family of 2 people, but if guests often come to them, then in this case a large living room will be necessary. For a family with children, separate bedrooms will be a priority, and it is better if parents and children have more personal space. This means that the second floor can be completely given to children, and parents can be accommodated on the first.
In each case, you need to discuss the project together and make adjustments as proposals are made from all family members. After all, the house is being built for a long time. Of course, it can be improved over time, but the main premises must be thought out in advance.